Global Boom in Hydropower Expected This Decade
Posted October 24, 2014 by in News
An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydr...
World’s Fastest Manufacture of Battery Electrodes
Posted October 23, 2014 by in News
New world record: Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) increased the manufacturing speed of electrode foils coated batch-wise by a factor of three — to 100 meters per minute...
What a ‘Star Wars’ Laser Bullet Really Looks Like
Posted October 22, 2014 by in News
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroun...
First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched in Singapore
Posted October 21, 2014 by in News
Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers fr...
Scientists Create Possible Precursor to Life
Posted October 20, 2014 by in News
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the fu...
New Catalyst Could Improve Biofuels Production
Posted October 17, 2014 by in News
Washington State University researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to making biofuels cheaply and more efficiently. Led by Voiland Distinguished Professor Yong Wang, the researchers...
Researchers Develop World’s Thinnest Electric Generator
Posted October 16, 2014 by in News
Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an a...
How the Fruit Fly Could Help Us Sniff out Drugs and Bombs
Posted October 15, 2014 by in News
A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found. Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that...
First Observation of Atomic Diffusion Inside Bulk Material
Posted October 14, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used ...
Variable Glass Coatings to Stop Condensation on Windows
Posted October 13, 2014 by in News
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time...
Flying Robots to Save Lives in the Alps
Posted October 10, 2014 by in News
Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human...
Making Window Glass Visible — but Only to Birds
Posted October 9, 2014 by in News
Ultraviolet patterns can make window glass visible to birds, thus preventing fatal collisions. However, it has now been shown that such windows are not likely to work for all species, but only for bir...
Bio-Nanotechnology: Smallest World Record
Posted October 8, 2014 by in News
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine. The new study, pub...
Nobel Prize: Invention of Efficient Blue LEDs
Posted October 7, 2014 by in News
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki, of Meijo University in Nagoya and Nagoya University, Japan; Hiroshi Amano, of Nagoya Un...
Robotic Solutions Inspired by Plants
Posted October 6, 2014 by in News
EU-funded researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed ‘trunk’, ‘leaves’ that sense the environment and ‘root...
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